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Physical Discipline Has No Place in New Mexico’s Schools

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In all 50 states it is illegal to hit a prisoner, someone in the military or an animal yet over one third of the school districts in New Mexico still let staff physically discipline (paddle) children. 

Experts tell us that physical discipline of students does not help discipline in schools. In fact, it promotes more violence.

Generation Justice and Elev8 New Mexico’s policy and advocacy partner, The New Mexico Center for Law and Poverty, an Atlantic grantee, are some of the many organisations fighting to ensure that the House Bill 172 to ban corporal punishment in New Mexico’s schools is signed into law by Governor Martinez.

Get involved:

1. Visit New Mexico Speaks

2. Leave a Message for the Governor

3. Post your thoughts on the New Mexico Speaks blog

Read More:

Governor must end paddling, Santa Fe New Mexican

Sparing the Rod Will Save, Not Spoil, the Child, Albuquerque Journal

Martinez Quiet on School Paddling, Albuquerque Journal

Elev8 is an Atlantic Grantee.